The first set #LT0016 is similar in theory to the Zimmerit applicator set released last year by AFV Club (set #AC35003) and comes with four metal parts, the application handle, a Zimmerit application roller and Zimmerit application stamp and the securing self taping screw.
The roller wheel or stamp are attaching to the handle with the self tapping screw but don't over tighten this as it is not necessary to hold it in place, the wheel rotates quite freely once the screw is tightened.
The roller wheel can be used for larger areas and the stamp for more confined spaces with the pattern of the applicator is the type seen on the Tiger Series of vehicles (Tiger I & II, Sturmtiger and Jagdtiger)
The second set #LT0017 has four additional applicator wheels and stamps for different Zimmerit patters with three for 1:35 scale and one with finer ribbing for 1:48 scale but you don't get the applicator handle meaning you have to get set #LT0016 to use this additional set.
The instruction sheet included has a table showing which applicator goes with which style of Zimmerit for each vehicle type and covers most types including the StuG III (2 styles) & StuG IV, Panzer IV, Brummbar (2 styles), Jagdpanzer IV, Panther and Jagdpanther.
Depending on the medium being used for you zimmerit it would be an idea to moisten the wheel with water (when using Milliput) or a suitable lubricant for other putties or epoxies so the wheel will not stick and move freely over the surface ensuring an even application of the pattern.
While I haven't actually applied any zimmerit with the tool the theory looks good and the tool sits comfortably in the hand but only using it will tell the full story.
Thanks to Lion Roar for the review set.
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